|France||RED LIGHT BAR PRIEST TO BECOME BISHOP|
A parish curé who runs a bar between a sex shop and a lingerie boutique in Pigalle, Paris's infamous red light district, is to be rewarded for his unorthodox style by being made a bishop.
Fr Dominique Rey, who has been ministering from behind the bar of the Bistrot du Curé since 1995, takes up his new post on the French south coast from September.
Under the management of Fr Rey and the seven other priests of the Saint-Trinité parish, the Pigalle bar has become the heart of a community not famed for its regular church attendance. Initially, the bar was a rehabilitation centre for the prostitutes in the area.